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Picture yourself spending some time with congenial friends, sharing your lives and pictures from your cell phones." They're curious about that cool game, song, movie, camping trip, art show, or other event that fascinated you. You talk about all kinds of stuff, poetry, styles, personal achievements, relationships, and bad days. You can share your inner child, and laugh together. They sympathetically listen to your feelings about serious topics like politics or climate change, even when they don't agree.

Personal validation comes from paying attention to one another, giving more than you get. Everyone respects you and themselves, despite our amazing range of personal tastes and interests. They'll tell you they don't agree with an idea or behavior without implying you're a bad person or somehow deficient. It's an "I'm OK, You're OK" kind of fellowship, where nobody tries to make himself look better by picking on somebody else.

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Is Christianity Persecuted? (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Aug 10. 7 Replies

Okay, gang ... when is the last time you saw Seth Andrews do an animated video on his YouTube channel?  Seems like donkey's years ago, don't it?  Well, apparently Jeff Sessions and his "religious liberty task force" got Seth's nelly up enough that…Continue

Tags: religious liberty task force, Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions, Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist

worshipping narcissists (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 4. 2 Replies

They're all around us: people who perceive the world as revolving around them and will go to considerable lengths to make it so: narcissists.  Such beings have been with humanity, I suspect, since humanity emerged from the gene pool.  Even worse,…Continue

Tags: narcissist, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

11 "unanswerable" questions for atheists - answered (Aron Ra)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Jun 6. 1 Reply

If you spend any time around YouTube and have any history of looking at atheist material (or even theist material!), you will inevitably run into: "XX Questions Atheists Can't Answer."  These are occasionally followed by: "XX Questions Atheists…Continue

Tags: apologist, answer, questions, unanswerable, Aron Ra

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 2. 42 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

appropriating morality (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo May 1. 7 Replies

We've all heard the claim: "Human morality comes from god."  And we've all seen for ourselves what Yahweh's "morality" looks like, from condemnations of homosexuality and the treatment of women as chattel to inexplicable sanctions against the eating…Continue

Tags: morality, appropriating, TheraminTrees

Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 19. 0 Replies

The following showed up in my YouTube feed this morning, and I decided to have a look.  Turns out, the New York Times has given us a reasonably even-handed look at a good friend of ours, being one Jerry DeWitt, former bible-thumper and now a pretty…Continue

Tags: Bible Belt, atheist, Jerry DeWitt

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Comment by Mac Rex on March 24, 2012 at 11:47am
Justalysn, you are quite right. I live in a village of 300 odd people (that includes the outlaying farms, and a Hutterite colony), hundreds of kilometers away from my nearest family. We use Facecrack to communicate, and let each other know what is happening in our lives. This includes my brother, his son, and several cousins in England, a sister-in-law in California, and a friend in Argentina.
As well, Facecrack keeps me in touch with people I've made friends with on the Nexus, and other social web sites.
The name "Facecrack" comes from how addictive it is, and is more "tongue-in cheek", than a serious criticism.
Comment by sk8eycat on March 24, 2012 at 1:55am

@Mac and Richard: Both names are apt.  I've also heard it called "FakeBook."  "BrainFarts" seems to describe it, too. 

I tried it for a week two years ago at the request of a classmate; the only people I heard from were the reasons I've never gone to a reunion in 50 years (number 55 is coming up this year)...classmates I never liked.  Self-important socialites, etc.  And a mailbox full of spam.  No thanks.

Comment by Mac Rex on March 23, 2012 at 10:52pm
A bunch of us out this way call it "Facecrack".
Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 23, 2012 at 10:37pm

"I don't "do" FlakeBook"

I call it FacePalm. 

Comment by Michael Brodie on March 21, 2012 at 11:33pm

Hi.  The title of the page is  Religion Poisons Everything   Community Page about Antitheism

Comment by sk8eycat on March 21, 2012 at 9:20pm

Somebody sent me this link, but I don't "do" FlakeBook, and I refuse to register with them to see just one page.   Anybody interested in checking this out?

*********************

I know you'll love this site!

https://www.facebook.com/GodIsNotGreat

Comment by Plinius on March 21, 2012 at 12:47am

Not sure if this is the right place to post a petition..

http://www.avaaz.org/en/forced_to_marry_her_rapist_b/?cgJDhab

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 20, 2012 at 12:30pm

Hi Debbie.  Welcome!  Lot's of great people and interesting topics here.  Enjoy the rally.  I'll be home to see if and how the mainstream media covers this event.

Comment by Debbie Deal on March 20, 2012 at 7:16am

Hello Friends! New here, I am.

I live on the eastern shore of Maryland. Can't wait til this weekend! Here's hoping that the weather cooperates!

Comment by Simone Rosa on March 19, 2012 at 11:35pm

I had this event on my calendar and was planning to attend (especially since it coincides with the Cherry Blossom Festival) but being sick for 3+ wks has sidelined me as well as stopping my income stream so this is out of the question for me due to expense, illness and my project schedule. 

 

On a related note, I haven't heard a SINGLE WORD about this event in the mainstream media channels (not even NPR) which causes concern for how effective the event will be.  I sincerely hope there's some media coverage of this weekend's event so the effort isn't in vain.

 

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